Inside the January 2016 Issue:
Down ‘n’ Dirty
Steve Perry’s 1/25 scale dirt bikes
Atlanta Southern NNL show coverage
Darryl Gassaway shows us the NHRA Museum
Pick Up Lines, by Chuck Most
Moebius/Model King’s Joe Weatherly #8 1961 Pontiac Catalina
And now, full color, all the way through!
Tamiya’s new Mazda MX-5 Roadster, #24342, $49US
Tamiya Mazda MX-5 Roadster
It’s about time we got a new and current kit from Tamiya! Their new Mazda MX-5 Roadster is great! The 1/24 scale kit is flawless, with both left- and right-hand drive options, and options for US, Japan, Europe, and British versions. The roadster body has no flaws whatsoever! Now is the time to order some of those great colors from ScaleFinishes and Gravity Colors. They both have our favorite Mazda Soul Red, so it’s your choice. The kit is basically curbside, with nice suspension details, and good under-engine detailing/engraving. The neat part of the kit is that there is a female driver figure, that you can position for either the right or left side driver’s seat, with different arms for either side. You also have to slide the seat forward to get her to fit the driver’s side pedals/steering wheel. A nice touch!
So, how does it build? We painted it this weekend, and we will update the final shots soon. So far, PERFECT!
Order yours today from your local hobby shop, or check out Tamiya’s site
Inside Issue #200
Plenty Of Plymouth Potential
Scratchbuilding School, converting a crew cab to a single cab
Commercial Break: Planet Caravan
Tamiya’s New Mazda MX-5
Building the Duel! movie truck
Download the digital version (as a high-resolution PDF) here: Digital Issue #200